Twentieth century mythologies: Dumézil, Lévi-Strauss, Eliade

7. The symbolic order8. The Mythologiques: from overture to finale; 9. From Marx to Kant; 10. The semantics of myth; 11. A Buddhist among the Bororo; Part III: Mircea Eliade, or the Sacred; 12. Fascism and mysticism; 13. Primitive ontology; 14. The eternal return of anti-Semitism; 15. The neo-pagani...

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Other Authors: Dubuisson, Daniel 1950-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: London Oakville, CT Equinox Pub 2006
Edition:2nd ed., augmented and rev
Further subjects:B Eliade, Mircea
B Myth
B Dumézil, Georges
B BODY, MIND & SPIRIT ; Gaia & Earth Energies
B Myth History 20th century
B Dum©♭zil, Georges 1898-1986
B RELIGION ; Christianity ; General
B History
B Eliade, Mircea 1907-1986
B Lévi-Strauss, Claude
B Eliade, Mircea 1907-1986 Dumézil, Georges 1898-1986 Eliade, Mircea 1907-1986 Lévi-Strauss, Claude 1900-1999
B L©♭vi-Strauss, Claude
B Dumézil, Georges 1898-1986
B Electronic books History
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Summary:7. The symbolic order8. The Mythologiques: from overture to finale; 9. From Marx to Kant; 10. The semantics of myth; 11. A Buddhist among the Bororo; Part III: Mircea Eliade, or the Sacred; 12. Fascism and mysticism; 13. Primitive ontology; 14. The eternal return of anti-Semitism; 15. The neo-paganism of homo religiosus; 16. Metaphysics and politics: Eliade and Heidegger; Addendum III: Esotericism and fascism; Addendum IV: The reconstruction of prehistoric religions; Addendum V: The Eliadean conception of symbolism; Addendum VI: Forgetting the Shoah
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: History and comparative epistemology; Part I: Georges Dumézil, or Society; 1. The Indo-European background; 2. The first comparative mythologies; 3. Durkheim, Mauss, Bourdieu, and Dumézil; 4. The 1950s: a reorientation; 5. Comparative and structural evidence; 6. The new comparative mythology; Addendum I: Theory, history, and the limits of Dumézil's comparativism; Addendum II: Does a Dumézilian theory of religion exist?; Part II: Claude Lévi-Strauss, or the Mind
Conclusion: Modern theories of myth and the history of Western thoughtBibliography; Index
Myths have intrigued scholars throughout history. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' traces the study of myth over the last century, presenting the key theories of mythology and critiquing traditional definitions of myth. The volume presents the work of influential scholars in mythology: the noted Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumezil, the structuralist anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, and the historian of religions Mircea Eliade. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' is an indispensable resource for scholars of religion and myth and for all those interested in the history of ideas
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310) and index. - Print version record
ISBN:1845537246